The only way is through: Autumn 2020 Ohio State Alumni Magazine
Whether our blinders were torn off in May or we are bearing the pain of the millionth cut, we will confront racism and its manifestations. We can learn so much from the Ohio State faculty and staff, alumni and students who work toward equity and justice. We hope the people you meet in these stories will lead you by their examples of grit, intellect and righteous determination.Read More
Four health science colleges honored with the 2020 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award
Congratulations to the colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Optometry and Veterinary Medicine for being honored with the 2020 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. This is the second consecutive year that all four programs have been named as a Health Professions HEED Award recipient and the fifth time for the College of Nursing. The HEED Award distinguishes colleges and universities for diversity and inclusion efforts.
Planting seeds for a more diverse, equitable future in STEM
For much of Maria Miriti’s career, she has been an “only.” She was the only Black women in her undergraduate residence hall. Now, as an associate professor, she is the only Black woman in the Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology.
Seven Questions with Ohio State Student Body President Roaya Higazi
The university’s first Black female student government leader talks about race, religion, gender policing and the willful mispronunciation of Kamala Harris’ name.
Air Force, Ohio State announce partnership to improve diversity in science, engineering
The Ohio State University and the U.S. Air Force are creating a national consortium to increase opportunities in the Air Force for minority STEM students and graduates.
Examining the links between abolition and modern day slavery
Professor Suchland was named a 2020 Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies Scholars and Society Fellow this summer for her research into the link between historical and modern-day slavery.